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Heidi Klum’s Worm Costume: Everything You Wanted to Know But Were Afraid to Ask

Supermodel and reality TV star Heidi Klum wins the trophy for the most-talked-about celebrity costume of 2022 with the hyperrealistic “rain worm” ensemble she wore to her 21st annual Halloween bash, held on Oct. 31 in New York City. The outfit — a ringed sarcophagus from which only Klum’s eyes and mouth could be seen […]

8 Movie Composers on How They Capture Terror and Tension

If this year’s horror movies are any proof, what you hear can be just as or even more terrifying than what you see. That’s thanks, in part, to a film’s composer, who has an explicit ability to take both the social, physical, metaphorical and even unnatural and uncanny elements of a story and turn them into […]

Halloween 2022: Most Outrageous Celebrity Costumes

The stars have finally caught up with Heidi Klum. For years, the supermodel reigned supreme as the queen of Halloween, thanks to a deep commitment and often intricate costumes. But in 2022, a gaggle of celebrities have given their all with outrageous costumes — including an opera-singing alien (Janelle Monáe), a pair of lovestruck dog […]

Talk-Show Halloween Costumes: ‘Barbie’ Movie, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez Among Highlights

The Halloween talk-show tradition continued on Monday as the broadcast network morning and daytime hosts donned pop-culture-inspired ensembles. The hosts of NBC’s Today, the syndicated Live With Kelly and Ryan and ABC’s The View all dressed up for the holiday, with movie and TV show characters and popular musicians among the inspirations. Still, not every […]

Halloween Crowd Surge in Seoul Leaves at Least 151 Dead, Officials Say

A mass of mostly young people celebrating Halloween festivities in Seoul became trapped and crushed as the crowd surged into a narrow alley, killing at least 151 people and injuring 82 others in South Korea’s worst disaster in years. Emergency workers and pedestrians desperately performed CPR on people lying in the streets after the crush […]

Before They Were Stars: A-Listers Who Survived Their Horror-Movie Past

Everyone has to start somewhere, and taking a look at the early film roles of now-esteemed Hollywood A-listers is a great way to prove it. In addition to delivering thrills, chills and excitement, revisiting low-budget horror flicks provides a window into the often-forgotten turns that gave some future stars a chance to cut their teeth. […]

Critic’s Picks: 15 Scariest Movies of All Time

What makes a movie scary? One of the greatest of all theoreticians of human terror, Sigmund Freud, defined fright — as opposed to fear or anxiety — as “the condition to which one is reduced if one encounters a danger without being prepared for it; it lays stress on the element of surprise.” The scariest […]

‘Halloween Ends’ Star Andi Matichak Breaks Down Allyson and Laurie’s Final Showdown With Michael Myers

[This story contains spoilers for Halloween Ends.] Andi Matichak is the horror genre’s newest final girl. The star of Halloween Ends, as well as the two previous films in David Gordon Green’s Halloween legacy trilogy, had the unique honor of joining the family of final girls alongside the genre’s most celebrated final girl, Jamie Lee […]

Family Frights: 23 Kid-Friendly Scary Films for Halloween

For some people, Halloween is all about aesthetics and Pumpkin Spice Lattes. For others, the holiday’s purpose comes down to the spooky aspects of Oct. 31. For those who have kids, sometimes leaning into the horror of Halloween is a little tougher, at least while they’re young. But that doesn’t have to be the case. […]

The Best Superhero Halloween Costumes for Saving the Day

Whether you love Marvel, DC, Star Wars and other fantastical franchises, there's still time to get these heroic looks in time for All Hallows' Eve.

Box Office: John Carpenter’s ‘Halloween’ to Play Again in Theaters

John Carpenter’s 1978 classic horror pic Halloween, along with the fourth and fifth sequels in the iconic series, are being rereleased in theaters for the fifth year in a row beginning later this month. CineLife Entertainment, Compass International Pictures and Trancas International Films are partnering to bring Halloween, 1988’s Halloween 4: The Return of Michael […]

‘Stranger Things 4’ Volume 2 Features Terrific ‘Halloween’ Nod — And No, It’s Not the Obvious

[The story contains major spoilers for Stranger Things 4 Volume 2.]  Out of all the horror and sci-fi Easter eggs in Stranger Things 4 Volume 2, one moment in particular likely stood out for John Carpenter Halloween fans. And no, it was not Eddie (Joseph Quinn) wearing the mask, although that was an excellent touch. The […]